The new album by soul master Lee Fields & The Expressions, “Emma Jean,” is out June 3. It’s a follow-up to 2009’s “My World” and “Faithful Man” in 2012. “Emma Jean” also sees Fields collaborate with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on “Paralyzed.”
To catch a glimpse of the new release, NPR is streaming the album now for “First Listen.”
On top of that, Fields, 63, will have a record-release show tonight at Bowery Ballroom in NYC.
Check out his new video from the album for “Just Can’t Win.” Fields plays a boxing coach helping “Boardwalk Empire”‘s Margot Bingham fight the good fight. It’s easy to be on Field’s side: His natural, easygoing style is an immediate hook for those who haven’t heard him before. Also, take a listen to the track “Magnolia.”
“Emma Jean” will be out on– where else?– Truth & Soul Records.